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Historical Markers in Kearneysville, West Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Berkeley County, West Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Berkeley County, WV (106) Jefferson County, WV (348) Morgan County, WV (109) Washington County, MD (864) Clarke County, VA (74) Frederick County, VA (209)  BerkeleyCounty(106) Berkeley County (106)  JeffersonCounty(348) Jefferson County (348)  MorganCounty(109) Morgan County (109)  WashingtonCountyMaryland(864) Washington County (864)  ClarkeCountyVirginia(74) Clarke County (74)  FrederickCounty(209) Frederick County (209)
Martinsburg is the county seat for Berkeley County
Kearneysville is in Berkeley County
      Berkeley County (106)  
ADJACENT TO BERKELEY COUNTY
      Jefferson County (348)  
      Morgan County (109)  
      Washington County, Maryland (864)  
      Clarke County, Virginia (74)  
      Frederick County, Virginia (209)  
 
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1West Virginia (Berkeley County), Kearneysville — Shaw Run Wetland ComplexWest Virginia 9 — Charles Town to Martinsburg —
The Shaw Run Wetland Complex is a calcareous fen. A "fen" is defined as low land covered wholly or partly with water. fed by Shaw Spring and Shaw Run, the wetland is a unique type of wetland for West Virginia because of its marl substratum (layer . . . Map (db m150612) HM
2West Virginia (Berkeley County), Kearneysville — Stone House MansionWest Virginia 9 — Charles Town to Martinsburg —
Stone House Mansion, predominantly Georgian in style, was constructed in 1757, and is one of the oldest stone structures in Berkeley County. The property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its association with the Hite vs. . . . Map (db m167518) HM
3West Virginia (Jefferson County), Kearneysville — "Prato Rio"
Home of General Charles Lee, built on land bought in 1774. Lee, colonel in British army, resigned his commission and joined the colonists after Battle of Lexington. On this estate, the U.S. Government maintains a fish hatchery.Map (db m12069) HM
4West Virginia (Jefferson County), Kearneysville — "Travelers' Rest"
Home of Gen. Horatio Gates, built on land bought, 1763. Gates, once a British officer, joined the Revolutionary Army, and was the leader of the Continentals in decisive victory over Gen. Burgoyne at Saratoga. (1/2 Mi. S. W.)Map (db m12068) HM
5West Virginia (Jefferson County), Kearneysville — “The Bower”
Three miles west, on Opequon Creek, lived General Adam Stephen, 1754–1772. Original tract, with hunting lodge, was bought in 1750. The present mansion was built by Adam Stephen Dandridge, his grandson, in 1805.Map (db m1746) HM
6West Virginia (Jefferson County), Kearneysville — Cameron's Depot
Here, August 21, 1864, General Philip H. Sheridan's Federal forces were defeated by General Jubal A. Early. The fighting swept over such fine old estates as Harewood, Sulgrave, Tuscawillow, Cedar Lawn, and Locust Hill, still marked by shot and shell.Map (db m157728) HM
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7West Virginia (Jefferson County), Kearneysville — Cedar Lawn
1˝ mi. S is 1825 home of John T. A. Washington, a great nephew of the 1st president. Land part of "Harewood" plot of Sam’l Washington, a brother of George. Original site of 1780 home "Berry Hill."Map (db m159500) HM
8West Virginia (Jefferson County), Kearneysville — Johnsontown
Founded by free African Americans, George W. & Betty Johnson, in 1848 on 12 acres, it was the first free black community in the state. Johnsons and other families built number of homes and a log, one ~ room graded school, which also served as a . . . Map (db m97384) HM
9West Virginia (Jefferson County), Kearneysville — Kearneysville Area Historic PropertiesWest Virginia 9 — Charles Town to Martinsburg —
Shepherdstown and Smithfield Turnpike Tollhouse/John Fox House Immediately west of Rellim Farm is a mid-19th century log dwelling, and the only known surviving toll house on the old Shepherdstown and Smithfield Turnpike (previously Leetown . . . Map (db m148880) HM
10West Virginia (Jefferson County), Kearneysville — Kearneysville Area Historic PropertiesWest Virginia 9 — Charles Town to Martinsburg —
Traveller's Rest Traveller's Rest is the site of a pre-Revolutionary War, 1½-story limestone dwelling and several log, wood frame, and masonry outbuildings. The property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and . . . Map (db m150614) HM
11West Virginia (Jefferson County), Kearneysville — Masonic Hall
The Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons have met here regularly since 1832, interupted only during the Civil War.Map (db m157724) HM
12West Virginia (Jefferson County), Kearneysville — Peter Burr / William Burr HousesWest Virginia 9 — Charles Town to Martinsburg —
On the east side of WV 9 is one of the oldest standing frame (post and beam) buildings in West Virginia. It was constructed in three sections, with the oldest, 1˝-story eastern section dating between 1751 and 1755. The voids between the studs . . . Map (db m148882) HM
13West Virginia (Jefferson County), Kearneysville — Peter Burr House
Built in 1751 by Peter Burr, cousin of Aaron Burr, on a grant of 480 acres from Lord Fairfax. The house is one of the state's oldest frame structures. It is a fine example of a mid-18th century Virginia family homestead which traces its origins to . . . Map (db m12644) HM
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14West Virginia (Jefferson County), Kearneysville — The Gilbert House
This property The Gilbert House has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m157723) HM
15West Virginia (Jefferson County), Kearneysville — Union Church Cemetery
Middleway, founded in the late 1700s, flourished as a trading center for most of the 1800s. About 1820 the Lutherans and German Reformed congregations joined together to build this church. Some years elapsed before the building was erected and . . . Map (db m157726) HM
16West Virginia (Jefferson County), Kearneysville — Valley View / Tackley FarmWest Virginia 9 — Charles Town to Martinsburg —
Tackley Farm, originally known as Valley View, was established in 1777 when Michael Blue leased a portion of the property from original grantee, Colonel Richard Blackburn, who migrated from England and acquired over 2,000 acres in 1754. Both . . . Map (db m150420) HM
17West Virginia (Jefferson County), Kearneysville — 77 — Wizard Clip — Legends & Lore —
After the 1794 death of a stranger at Livingston Farm, mysterious noises & clippings of garments frightened Middleway residents for years.Map (db m157722) HM
 
 
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Sep. 29, 2022